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Video-sharing apps are taking precautionary measures in the wake of a temporary ban on China’s TikTok

Video-sharing apps are taking precautionary measures in the wake of a temporary ban on China’s TikTok, Quartz reports. Singapore-based BIGO – which owns live-streaming app BIGO LIVE and video-sharing app LIKE – has 200 Indian employees as well as an AI-backed system monitoring content. China’s Helo, which claims to have 40 million users in India, has purged 160,000 accounts. But these measures aren’t foolproof, with inappropriate content falling through the cracks. The reasons? Incentives for content production, the apps’ tendency to act like publishers, thereby perpetuating biases, and a lack of adequate safeguards, say experts.